Monday, August 16, 2010

Big Expectations


Sunday came and we hit the road to Grandma's house. It is always great going down and seeing my folks. It is a break from the normal day and Virginia gets to run around like crazy with both grandma and grandpa. My dad and Virginia are double trouble. They get together and they get into trouble. I am not sure which one is the ring leader, but I know Virginia loves her Grandpa.

Once we arrived Virginia gave Grandma a big hug and grabbed Grandpa and made a bee line for the upstairs. Both Virginia and Samantha have discovered that my Mom keeps all her toys, books, and what nots that she uses to teach preschool kids and younger children. Virginia pulled Grandpa upstairs and started dragging out everything in sight. As Virginia was having fun discovering new toys. I ended up discovering some old photos of my Mom and Annette. I love looking at old photos of my Mom and Dad. I found some real gems of my mother and annette. Some were perfect canidates for facebook profile pictures, but at las Mom and Annette did not agree.

After a yummy lunch, Grandpa took Virginia outside for some fun in the sun. My Mom and I were smarter and stayed inside and watched from the kitchen table. Virginia did her usual thing and played with the rocks. Then Grandpa decided to give Virginia a tour of the flowers along the fence. Everything was going smooth until Grandpa decided to show Virginia the inside of the bird house. All of a sudden we see Grandpa running down the hill like a bat out of hell carrying Virginia. Turns out that birds had not nested in the bird house, but Wasps had. Being the Super Grandpa that my dad is, he took  the hit and ended up saving Virginia from a Wasp string.




After all that excitement we decided to try a more safe activity and took Virginia to the front porch to do some finger painting. Ok so you parents out there know what I am talking about when I saw that sometimes you build up a huge expectation in your head when it comes to certain toys and events in your child's life. Well I had gotten so excited when I saw pictures of my friend Laura finger painting with her young daughter. I thought this would be super fun and something new for Virginia to enjoy. I didn't take into account the fact that Virginia is a neat freak when it comes to her hands. She can't stand for anything to be on her hands. She immediately wants her hands cleaned when she gets super messy. I believe my Mom ended up finger painting more then Virginia. Virginia did about two dots and decided that finger painting is just not her thing. I was a little sad, but keeping my fingers crossed that when she gets older she will be more willing to get messy.



We packed it up and went back inside to play with Grandpa. Virginia got super excited running around the living room giggling and playing with Grandpa. It is funny the things that keep Virginia entertained. My Dad started pulling on Virginia's shirt while she tried running away. Virginia thought this was the best thing on earth. After all the playing, running, and eating Virginia finally crashed on the bed and took a nap with Grandpa.



Once she woke up we packed our bags and hit the road for home. Both Virginia and I were sad to say goodbye, but I know it won't be long until we are heading back done for more fun and more trouble making.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Aw Kathy, you are lucky Virginia doesn't like to get messy!! :) I love the nap picture! Kaitlyn won't sleep anywhere other than her crib!

Absolutely Kathy said...

Yeah Virginia usually only sleeps in her crib or car seat, but she was just so worn out from running all over my parents house she just knocked out.

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

looks like everyone was having a great time

Monday, August 16, 2010

Big Expectations



Sunday came and we hit the road to Grandma's house. It is always great going down and seeing my folks. It is a break from the normal day and Virginia gets to run around like crazy with both grandma and grandpa. My dad and Virginia are double trouble. They get together and they get into trouble. I am not sure which one is the ring leader, but I know Virginia loves her Grandpa.

Once we arrived Virginia gave Grandma a big hug and grabbed Grandpa and made a bee line for the upstairs. Both Virginia and Samantha have discovered that my Mom keeps all her toys, books, and what nots that she uses to teach preschool kids and younger children. Virginia pulled Grandpa upstairs and started dragging out everything in sight. As Virginia was having fun discovering new toys. I ended up discovering some old photos of my Mom and Annette. I love looking at old photos of my Mom and Dad. I found some real gems of my mother and annette. Some were perfect canidates for facebook profile pictures, but at las Mom and Annette did not agree.

After a yummy lunch, Grandpa took Virginia outside for some fun in the sun. My Mom and I were smarter and stayed inside and watched from the kitchen table. Virginia did her usual thing and played with the rocks. Then Grandpa decided to give Virginia a tour of the flowers along the fence. Everything was going smooth until Grandpa decided to show Virginia the inside of the bird house. All of a sudden we see Grandpa running down the hill like a bat out of hell carrying Virginia. Turns out that birds had not nested in the bird house, but Wasps had. Being the Super Grandpa that my dad is, he took  the hit and ended up saving Virginia from a Wasp string.




After all that excitement we decided to try a more safe activity and took Virginia to the front porch to do some finger painting. Ok so you parents out there know what I am talking about when I saw that sometimes you build up a huge expectation in your head when it comes to certain toys and events in your child's life. Well I had gotten so excited when I saw pictures of my friend Laura finger painting with her young daughter. I thought this would be super fun and something new for Virginia to enjoy. I didn't take into account the fact that Virginia is a neat freak when it comes to her hands. She can't stand for anything to be on her hands. She immediately wants her hands cleaned when she gets super messy. I believe my Mom ended up finger painting more then Virginia. Virginia did about two dots and decided that finger painting is just not her thing. I was a little sad, but keeping my fingers crossed that when she gets older she will be more willing to get messy.



We packed it up and went back inside to play with Grandpa. Virginia got super excited running around the living room giggling and playing with Grandpa. It is funny the things that keep Virginia entertained. My Dad started pulling on Virginia's shirt while she tried running away. Virginia thought this was the best thing on earth. After all the playing, running, and eating Virginia finally crashed on the bed and took a nap with Grandpa.



Once she woke up we packed our bags and hit the road for home. Both Virginia and I were sad to say goodbye, but I know it won't be long until we are heading back done for more fun and more trouble making.

3 comments on "Big Expectations"

Laura on August 16, 2010 at 9:30 PM said...

Aw Kathy, you are lucky Virginia doesn't like to get messy!! :) I love the nap picture! Kaitlyn won't sleep anywhere other than her crib!

Absolutely Kathy on August 16, 2010 at 9:58 PM said...

Yeah Virginia usually only sleeps in her crib or car seat, but she was just so worn out from running all over my parents house she just knocked out.

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on August 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM said...

looks like everyone was having a great time